• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Island bliss in 5* Zanzibar pool villa

  • Sun holiday
  • 9, 12, 13, 14 or 16 nights
  • Zanzibar
price from £ 1,969.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

A fantastic five-star luxury resort in Zanzibar along the glittering coast - on a half-board basis with all travel, yoga, and exciting optional extras

In the middle of a 32 hectare tropical garden, the luxury resort The Residence Zanzibar is located directly on a wonderful white sandy beach with coconut trees on the turquoise Indian Ocean. Here, you live in luxurious villas with a private pool in the tropical garden. Enjoy the magic of Zanzibar, the legendary spice island, with its Arabic and colonial history, and marvel at the colorful coral reefs off the coast.

Relax on comfortable loungers on the beach under palm trees while enjoying an ice-cold cocktail, collect beautiful shells on the shore, or experience the fascinating underwater world on a snorkeling or boat trip and, with a little luck, watch dolphins. Further afield, you could visit the beautiful, old Stone Town with its magnificent colonial and Arabic palaces, the Darajani market with its fragrant spices, the harbor with the artistic daus, the wooden ships (which are still handmade by centuries of shipbuilding), the night market and the Palace Museum of the Sultans.

  • Seven, 10, 12 or 14 nights at The Residence Zanzibar
  • Half-board basis
  • Access to the wellness facilities (sauna, steam room and whirlpool)
  • Outdoor activities (archery, billiards and table tennis)
  • Use of non-motorised water sports (kayak, pedal boat, catamaran)
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Private airport transfers
  • Return flights from Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted to Zanzibar Town, Tunisia
  • Please note there may be an additional night or nights due to flight times or transfers

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Welcome to Paradise

Zanzibar is often referred to as a true paradise, due to its swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters… Who wouldn’t want to come and stay here? Come for a few relaxing days on the beach and enjoy some fantastic optional excursions! Visit the wonderful city of Stone Town, located on the main island. Here you can find a melting pot of cultures, colours and sounds. Fun fact: this is the birthplace of Farrokh Bulsara - better known as rock star Freddie Mercury! When you return to your hotel after days spent exploring or relaxing on the beach, you can sip some cocktails and enjoy the wonderful views of the ocean. Sounds like heaven… but this journey is far from over, as you’ll also get the chance to visit the mainland of Tanzania!

Tanzania is a country of dreamy sunsets, endless landscapes, beautiful parks and a lot of wildlife. Bask in the sun while you take in the surroundings in the savannah, and embark on a safari! In the Selous Game Reserve (please note that entrance fees to the park are not included), you can come face to face with the big five of the animal kingdom: elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards! Watch as they live in their natural habitat and take in the surreal moment of seeing such exotic creatures. Don’t miss the chance to experience this unforgettable trip!

The Residence Zanzibar

  • Hotel
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania

Spend wonderful days on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar at The Residence Zanzibar, 30 kilometres off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Each of the villas, spread across the 32-hectare tropical garden, has a private pool and bicycles that you can use to ride around the property. Indulge in Indian, Arabic, and Mediterranean dishes in the resort's restaurants, as well as fresh fish and delicious seafood. In the hotel spa, exclusive beauty treatments are on offer in six different treatment pavilions, or you can relax with one of the signature massages (chargeable). There is also a whirlpool, sauna and steam room available.

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Luxury Garden Pool Villa

Luxury Garden Pool villa

Each Luxury Garden Pool villa is 155 square meters, and has a large living room that leads to a private pool and a private terrace: you'll find table and chairs, a lounger and sun loungers with parasols here, making it ideal to relax in the warmth to relax the African sun. The bedroom has a central, four-poster king-size bed and French doors that lead to the deck and the pool. The bathroom has a free-standing bath and separate shower and leads to a private garden with an outdoor shower.

Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa

Luxury Ocean Front Pool villa

Just a few steps from the beach, the 155 square metre Luxury Ocean Front Pool villa offers a large living room with access to a private pool and a private terrace. Equipped with a table and chairs, and sun loungers with parasols, it's the perfect place to watch the sun set on the ocean horizon. The bedroom is furnished with a covered king-size bed and French doors that lead to the deck and the pool, which is framed by a panoramic view of the ocean. The bathroom has a free-standing bath and separate shower and leads to a private garden with an outdoor shower.

Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa

Prestige Ocean Front Pool villa

Prestige Ocean Front Pool villas are located on the palm-fringed coastline and offer a breathtaking view of the sea, especially from the free-standing bathtub in the bathroom. The French doors can be opened from both the living room and the bedroom to access the deck and pool area. Take a shower indoors or in the private shower garden outdoors - a magical retreat for a relaxing holiday.

Optional acitivies

• Snorkeling tour •

On board a dhow boat, visit the open-water reefs in Pungume Menai Bay. You'll marvel at the huge coral garden in the southern part of Zanzibar, and see the best snorkeling spots in the south, each with its own special features: turtles, corals and shoals of colorful tropical fish, all a real treat for admirers of the underwater world. Since it's an open reef, you should be a good swimmer for this trip and familiarise yourself with the snorkeling equipment. Departure times depend on the tides. Snorkeling equipment and soft drinks are included.

• Dolphin-watching tour •

The most popular spot for dolphin-watching in Zanzibar is the village of Kizimkazi, on the south coast of the island of Zanzibar, where you can spot both bottle-nosed and humpback dolphins. The shallow coastal waters around Kizimkazi are a popular meeting place for dolphins who come here to eat, suckle their calves, or rest. A dolphin tour is best done very early in the morning, as by afternoon the sea-water tends to be warm and dolphins often dive to escape the heat. Please note that dolphin sightings are natural phenomena and cannot be guaranteed. Snorkelling equipment and soft drinks are included.

• Boat tour to sandbar with snorkeling •

This trip is specially designed for families, friends or couples who want to enjoy a day full of privacy. During the one-hour ride on the dhow boat, you'll stop at one of the best snorkeling spots south of the island before you drive to the main destination, a sandbar. An idyllic seafood barbecue also takes place here while you let your eyes wander and enjoy this unique experience to the fullest. Please note that you must reserve the excursion at the hotel in advance and bring good sun protection and a hat.
Snorkeling equipment, drinks, a seafood barbecue and fruit are included.

• Sunset cruise on dhow boat •

Set out on a traditional Zanzibar dhow boat, a sturdy sailing vessel, and cruise along the coast to see mangroves and villages towards the sunset. A ride on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is one of many great experiences you'll remember for a lifetime. Watch the sky change color and be amazed by its flawless reflection on the calm waters. Soft drinks, wines and delicious snacks are included.

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Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020


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Maximum two people per room

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